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Florida Election Officials Face Possible Federal Penalties For Destroying Ballot Images Under Justice Department Rules

     The July 28, 2021, Justice Department document warning election officials against destroying records is timely as Florida Secretary of State Laurel Lee (SOS) and the Supervisors of Elections (SOEs) in eight counties have been fighting efforts to stop the preservation of digital ballot images. Although more than half of Florida SOEs are preserving ballot images, the SOS and 8 SOEs have erroneously claimed that federal and state laws do not require them to be preserved. […]